windows 10 / install of sitebuilder desktop / steps and help?

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I have a new dell laptop that I need to install the old homestead sitebuilder desktop version on to continue updating some older sites that are too large to move over into the web based without weeks of work.

Where is the download, i can't even find it on the main page of homestead and are there certain steps or things I need to do to make it work properly with windows 10?
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Hello,

I would strongly advised against using the downloaded version, you can upload all your current files to the online software by selecting upload from the file manager in the desktop builder. This builders accessibility may be permanently removed in the near future so please consider moving over soon. However, you can attempt to install it by logging into your account at homestead.com and go to websites manager then download Sitebuilder. You may need to run the fix in these articles to get it to function properly. https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/windows-10-and-sitebuilder-desktop-axe9sy82c33rk https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/sitebuilder-desktop-fix-oqmscj7tjibxu

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When I sign in I don't see the download sitebuilder, i'd move over no problem but the pages I have created 10+ years ago have many dozens of pages links and items on them, so many moving them would take me weeks upon weeks if not longer, I can't be the only one in that situation... but at this point what I see i don't even have a download link in my websites manager area of homestead's site.


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New sites I am using the new webpage based builder for, just all these older larger sites I certainly can't just click a button and move them or i would in a heartbeat, I am not used to the webpage based plus but I am "adapting", just the idea of trying to move sites with 30+ pages FULL of video, links, pics and text is very overwhelming, some I have had up since the 1990's.
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ah wait if I choose a different site vs a newer one i DO see the download link ok ill be trying that now...
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You will need to select a Sitebuilder website, bonsaiketo.com is in WebsiteBuilder, the newer software so you will not see that option with that site. 
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Ok grabbed it so far so good on the main pc, hoping i can replicate that on the dell laptop too as mobile would be helpful.
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Perfect, should be good if you use the same process, let me know if there is anything else I can assist with. 
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Spoke too soon, tried to publish a fast edit says I am not connected (but i am obviously)....
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Yep followed that step by step and now i am "online" and publishing thankyou!

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/sitebuilder-desktop-fix-oqmscj7tjibxu

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Awesome. You are welcome. 

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